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BSU forward Zach Noreen dribbles with the basketball during a recent game this past season. Noreen was offered a tryout with the San Francisco 49ers this week but has chosen to return to school for his fifth year of eligibility. He will play tight end on the BSU football team. Monte Draper | Pioneer File Photo

FOOTBALL: Former basketball star Noreen will return to Bemidji State for football, turns down 49ers offer

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BEMIDJI -- It is considered a longshot at best to make the jump from Division II athletics to professional sports.

Former BSU basketball player Zach Noreen (2010-14) recently was offered a chance to earn that opportunity, but it was not the National Basketball Association that was calling.


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